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Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2010
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Louwtjie Vlok
Main Variety : Chenin Blanc
Alcohol : 13.00 %vol
pH : 3.82
RS : 3.87 g/l
Total Acid : 5.28 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.38 g/l
SO2 : 124 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : White
Style : Dry


Tasting Notes
Ripe, tropical fruits with prominent pineapple / apple flavours on the nose. Full bodied with a soft balanced finish.
Blend Information
100% Chenin Blanc
Food Suggestions
This wine can be enjoyed with a variety of seafood, salads or pasta dishes, or on its own.
In The Vineyard
Soil type: Loam sand and broken granite
Irrigation: Dry land and sprinkled once at the end of November or at the beginning of December
Vineyards: Bush vine against Bottelary Hills; east-west row direction

Koopmanskloof Vineyards and its wine making tradition date back to 1777.The name depict the profession and location of an indigenous community who embrased fair trade with the first European ships to visit the Cape of Good Hope during the 16th century. Koopmans is Dutch for trader and 'Kloof' is a Ravine.

Late owner, Stevie Smit, set aside 98 ha of his farm as a fynbos reserve and started the Vineyard Trail - a 24 km walk through vineyards and mountain heath along the ridge of the Bottelary Hills. Adding to the outdoor experience, the 'Berghut' was build in 1983, situated on Koopmanskloof hills, overlooking the beautiful Cape Winelands.
About The Harvest
The grapes are harvested at 23° B with an average yield of 8.0 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
Skin contact only during separation from skins. Settling of juice over night in wine tanks. Removed juice form lees after settling. Juice taken to fermentation tanks to be inoculated with Vin 7, Vin 13 and NT 116 wine yeasts for fermentation. Cold fermentation for 2 - 3 weeks at 12° - 14° C temperature.

Other Vintages
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2016 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2015 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2014 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2013 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2012 Stephan Smit Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2011 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2011 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2010 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2009 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2008 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2007 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc
Koopmanskloof Chenin Blanc 2006 Louwtjie Vlok Chenin Blanc

Tel: +27.218652355   Fax: +27.865607145   Email: info@koopmanskloof.co.za  
P.O. Box 19, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa